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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Djibouti

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Djibouti

You can realize your planned trip to Djibouti by obtaining a Djibouti visa beforehand. Foreign nationals can apply to Djibouti short-term visas (e-visa) for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes). You can also apply for long-term visas (via embassies) or a residence permit if you want to stay a long period of time in Djibouti for different reasons (work, education, etc.).

Djibouti E-Visa

Djibouti E-Visa

Djibouti E-visa is an online way to obtain a visa to realize a trip to Djibouti.

All nationalities and citizens of all countries are eligible for Djibouti E-visa if their purpose of travel is tourism, business, family visit, or transit.

The duration of Djibouti E-visa can be for up to 90 days. There are two main types of Djibouti E-visa for their duration of validity:

  • E-visa valid for up to 14 days (Transit)
  • E-visa valid for up to 90 days (Short-term)

 

Required Documents for Djibouti E-visa

 

1. Passport

  • Validity minimum of 6 months beyond your arrival date to Djibouti
  • Signed by holder
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

2. A Flight Reservation

  • Included return ticket

3. An Accommodation Confirmation

  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)
  • It should indicate your address of stay in Djibouti

4. Invitation Letter (if any)

5. When You Arrive in Djibouti, You must Present also:

  • Printed Djibouti e-visa
  • Travel Itinerary 
    • Flight reservation
    • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)
  • Invitation letter (if any)

 

Processing Time for Djibouti E-visa

The average processing time for Djibouti E-visa is 1-3 working days.

 

Djibouti E-visa Application Fee

Djibouti E-visa fee is 12 USD for up to 15 days visa and 23 USD for up to 90 days visa.

 

Where to Apply for Djibouti E-visa Application?

You will apply for Djibouti E-visa online. You can apply for an E-visa through this website (official governmental website).

Djibouti Short-term Visa via Embassy

Djibouti Short-term Visa via Embassy

If you want to apply for a Djibouti visa with a longer period of validity or your purpose of travel is different than tourism, business, family visit, or transit, you can also apply for Djibouti visas via embassies/consulates of Djibouti. Visas can be single-entry and valid for up to 90 days, or multiple-entry and valid for up to 6 months in most cases.

 

Required Documents for Djibouti Short-term Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Duly filled, completed, and signed by the applicant.

2. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Validity minimum of 6 months beyond your arrival date to Djibouti
  • Signed by holder
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

4. Travel Itinerary

  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)
  • Flight reservations

5. Invitation Letter (if any)

  • Included the details of your inviting person/company (contact person) in Djibouti, the reason for your trip

6. Supporting Documents Related to Your Purpose of Travel

     For tourism:

  • Confirmation of the accommodation (hotel confirmation, apartment rental contract, etc.)

     For business/congress/sports travel:

  • Original invitation letter by the company/organization
  • Confirmation of the accommodation (hotel confirmation, apartment rental contract, etc.)

     For private visit:

  • Original invitation letter by inviting person
  • The original document that confirms the ownership of estate (home) of your inviting person, if you are going to stay there
  • Copies of passport, ID card/residence permit of your inviting person

      For study:

  • Original invitation letter by the educational establishment in Djibouti
  • Acceptance letter to education establishment in Djibouti
  • Confirmation of the accommodation (apartment rental contract, dormitory contract, etc.)

      For employment:

  • Original invitation letter by a company in Djibouti
  • Confirmation of the accommodation (apartment rental contract, hotel confirmation, etc.)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Djibouti Short-term Visa

The average processing time for Djibouti Short-term Visa is 1-3 working days.

 

Djibouti Short-term Visa Fee

Djibouti Short-term Visa fee is 85 USD for up to 90 days visa and 113 USD for up to 90 days visa. The fee may vary depending on your nationality and country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Djibouti Short-term Visa Application?

You will apply for the Djibouti Short-term visa at Djibouti embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.   

 

Djibouti Long-term Visa

Djibouti Long-term Visa

If you intend to stay in Djibouti for a long period, you can extend your visa or apply for a residence permit in Djibouti in most cases. However, it is advisable to contact the nearest Djibouti embassies/consulates for the exact information for Djibouti long-term visas. In some cases, they can issue long-term visas for you or they can issue a short-term visa for you, so you can enter Djibouti with that visa and apply for an extension or residence permit in Djibouti.

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FAQ

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Can I get a refusal for my e-Visa application?

Despite it rarely happens, it is possible to get a refusal from Djibouti e-Visa application.

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Are all nationals eligible for Djibouti e-Visa?

All nationalities and citizens of all countries are eligible for Djibouti E-visa if their purpose of travel is tourism, business, family visit, or transit.

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How long my passport will be valid for applying for Djibouti e-Visa?

Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond your arrival date in Djibouti.

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What are the advantages of e-Visa?

You will not have to go embassy/consulate for applying traditional on-paper visa applications. You can apply for e-Visa from everywhere via the internet, and also you will make your arrival process easier.

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Do I have to enter Djibouti on the same day that I indicated in my application?

No, it is not compulsory, your visa’s validity period will begin your indicated date and you can enter Djibouti on any date within the validity period of your visa.

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If my travel dates change, can I change also the date and validity period of my e-Visa?

No, if you will not use your e-Visa during its validity period, you will need to obtain a new one.

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Can I get a visa on arrival in Djibouti?

According to official missions of Djibouti, starting from May 1, 2018 visas are not issued at the airport/border. You have to get your visa before your travel to Djibouti.

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Do I need a Transit visa for transiting through Djibouti?

If you will not leave the transit area of the airport in Djibouti, you will not need a Transit visa.

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